Information for people turning 18: Check your residence card


After you have turned 18, you are responsible for ensuring that you have a valid residence permit in Norway and you can decide yourself if you would like to apply for Norwegian citizenship.

Check your residence card to see what kind of residence permit you hold.

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA and live in Norway, you must have a residence card.

If you have a permanent residence permit or settlement permit and do not have a residence card, you must order one. If you do not know if you hold a valid residence permit and you do not have a residence card, contact the UDI

If you are a citizen of an EU/EEA country, see the information at the bottom of the page.

This is what you need to check on your card

Picture of residence card

  1. Check the date that the card is valid until (‘gyldig til’).
  2. Check what is printed on your card under the title Type tillatelse (Type of permit) and then check the table below to see what type of residence permit you hold
Type of permitWhat it means

Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 42 1
Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 42 2
Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 43 2
Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utf 9-7 1 c

You hold a family immigration permit.

Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 28 1 a
Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 28 1 b
Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 28 6
Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utf 7-2 1

You hold a residence permit as a refugee.

Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 38 1
Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utf 8-13

You hold a residence permit on
grounds of strong humanitarian
considerations.

Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utf 8-8-1

You hold a limited residence permit until you turn 18 years old. 

Midlertidig oppholdstillatelse, utl 38 5

You hold a limited residence permit on
grounds of strong humanitarian considerations.

Permanent oppholdstillatelse, utl 62 1 
Permanent oppholdstillatelse, utf 11-1 2
Bosettingstillatelse, uf 43 1

You hold a permanent residence permit.

Familiemedlem

You hold a residence card for
family members of EU/EEA citizens.

What kind of residence permit do you hold?